Though Finnegan Lane often comes up with a comment that expresses his opinion about a subject, his statements are more than likely to be supportive of his foster sister, Gin Blanco. But in the last Elemental Assassin book, the suave banker made a terrible error in judgment, one which cost not only lives in the city of Ashland but also his reputation. Now Finn is seen as someone who cannot be trusted. I am truly delighted to get the actual views of this much-loved character straight from him, especially since his life has undergone such recent drastic changes. Jennifer Estep does not let Finn off the hook without paying his dues for a huge past mistake, and I am just glad for the opportunity to discover how he was really feeling because he is a master at hiding his reactions. UNWANTED is an emotional journey of seeking redemption.
His competency as an investment banker has made the career of Finnegan Lane very successful, and many townsfolk in Ashland want him as their financial advisor. But everything changed one day when the truth was finally revealed and events turned tragic. Finn had believed the lies told to him by a close relative, and it resulted in the deaths of people with whom he worked. Most everyone blames him for what happened, and no one is more unforgiving about his choices than himself.
One of the most disheartening obligations Finn has to do is attend the funerals of the killed bank guards, as he can see the shattering outcome of his actions. He has vowed to himself that he will take care of the families belonging to those slain, no matter what they need. Right after the last funeral is held, a disturbing occurrence involving a greedy giant takes place. Finn knows the time has come for him to offer his assistance, whether it is desired or not.
While Finn has been a prominent character in the Elemental Assassin books, the main focus is always on Gin. So it was interesting to finally see a situation from his perspective, troubled feelings and all other notions. He may have remained a fashionable dresser, but much else about his life is certainly not the same. Jennifer Estep takes Finn through one emotional episode after another, where he can learn from his devastating miscalculation, or become someone who wallows in self-pity. The author definitely had me caught up in the circumstances that unexpectedly arise, and wanting to know how everything would turn out kept me reading the story straight through. Although not long, Finn’s story has a big impact on what to expect from this wonderful character in the next Elemental Assassin book. UNWANTED intrigues with compelling experiences.
Copy received from publisher
Series: Elemental Assassin – Book 14.5
Publisher: Pocket Star
Releases: July 18, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Author website: http://www.jenniferestep.com/
Rating: 4.5 Stars